Attorney: Overly Broad Contract Language Can Be ‘Recipe for Disaster’

NEW YORK -- Contracts are a necessary part of licensing content and data, but contract language that is overly broad can be a “recipe for disaster,” according to Chey Blake, formerly of A&E Networks and now an attorney at Chey Blake Law, PC. “All negotiations should be,... More

GiantSteps’s Rosenblatt: Rights Metadata Standards Important, But Not All are Created Equal

By Jeff Berman NEW YORK -- Creating rights metadata standards are important for industries that use such information, but not all standards have been successful to date because some of them haven’t been well thought-out and created for the correct reasons, according to Bill ... More

Challenges Abound for Metadata Collectors

NEW YORK — Collecting metadata is essential for companies who handle content, everything from movies and TV shows to baseball games, but there are still many challenges when it comes to collecting that information. Especially when it comes to sharing metadata. That was the t... More

Rights Management Experts: Content Legality, Profitability Equally Important

By Chris Tribbey If you need assurance of just how important modern rights management systems are for content companies, ask a lawyer. Ed Klaris, founder of New York-based media and entertainment law firm Klaris IP, and former SVP of IP assets and rights for Condé Nast, se... More

Sony Debuts Upgraded 4K TV Line

By Shannon Wingard CULVER CITY, Calif. – Sony Electronics wants to up the ante in the 4K TV space. On July 20, the consumer electronics company debuted its Z series of 4K TVs, sets the company touts as offering an unmatched real-world viewing experience. Sony showed ... More

NYPL’s Cram: Why Rights Metadata Management is Important

NEW YORK — The Rights & Metadata Madness conference kicked off July 20 with a detailed explanation by Greg Cram, associate director of copyright and information Policy for the New York Public Library (NYPL), on why rights metadata management is so important, especially for a no... More

M&E Journal: Changing Consumer Demands and the Agility Needed to Support Them

By T Shobhana, VP Head, Global Marketing & Communications, Prime Focus Technologies Today’s consumer is an evolved creature and already “cord-cutters” have become old news among young adults. In deserting the traditional model of television for a variety of digital outle... More

Israeli Sports Tech Showcase Hits L.A. July 28

More than a dozen leading tech companies out of Israel will be on hand in Los Angeles July 28 for the Israeli Sports Tech Showcase, offering the country’s best solutions for sports fan engagement, marketing, video production, smart sensors and more. The delegation of compani... More

Fandango President: More 4K Content is Needed

By Chris Tribbey LOS ANGELES — For nearly 15 years, Fandango was a name purely synonymous with movie ticketing. And while it’s true that they’re still the go-to for people wanting movie tickets, Fandango is so much more than that today. “There’s a much bigger op... More

GameStop Reaps Rewards From ‘Pokemon Go’ Craze

Nintendo and game developer Niantic aren’t the only companies benefiting from the craze around the augmented reality (AR) mobile game “Pokemon Go.” GameStop disclosed July 18 that sales at many of its stores are up significantly as a result of interest in the game and renew... More

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